You Are My Only (Hardcover)

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Emmy Rane is married at nineteen, a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock.

Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the "No Good." One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that gives Sophie the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever. . . .

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

Breathtaking in its beauty and with great heart, YOU ARE MY ONLY brings readers the story of a kidnapped young girl that they will never want to forget.”  — My Friend Amy 

Breathtaking in its beauty and with great heart, YOU ARE MY ONLY brings readers the story of a kidnapped young girl that they will never want to forget.”  — My Friend Amy 

Kephart’s prose is poetry in motion—creating beauty out of everyday moments. —Family Circle
 
“Readers will eat up this realistic variant of the youthful fantasy about finally finding one’s real parents and being properly appreciated."  — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 
"Kephart writes a psychologically taut novel…. readers will be on the edge of their seats.” — Publishers Weekly
 
“Intense and lovely” — Kirkus Reviews
 
“Very intense psychological thriller” — Bookslut
 
“A pint-sized powerhouse waiting to be devoured.” — Bookalicio.us

About the Author


Beth Kephart was nominated for a National Book Award for her memoir A Slant of Sun. Her first novel for teens, Undercover, received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Amazon.com. In 2005 Beth was awarded the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. She has also written Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things That Matter; Still Love in Strange Places: A Memoir; Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self; Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River; Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business; and House of Dance. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606842720
ISBN-10: 1606842722
Publisher: Egmontusa
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Pages: 240
Language: English